Gary Lineker says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given the “best possible audition” to land the Manchester United job on a permanent basis – but believes the club must wait until the summer before making their decision.

Interim boss Solskjaer has won nine of his 10 games in charge since Jose Mourinho’s sacking in December, giving the Red Devils renewed hope of qualifying for next year’s Champions League.

Ed Woodward, executive vice-chairman at Old Trafford, insists the club will not rush into an appointment, with several former players, including Gary Neville and John O’Shea, backing Solskjaer for the position.

United face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and former Tottenham striker Lineker says progression to the last eight in Europe’s most prestigious competition will give Solskjaer a huge chance of earning the job for keeps.

But at the same time he feels the Norwegian could be just a few games away from losing a grasp on the coveted position  – should United endure a sticky patch of form.